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Greenwich, United Kingdom Cruises

Greenwich, United Kingdom Cruises

Greenwich is located in Southeast London, on the bank of the River Thames. Get a sense of history in Maritime Greenwich, a UNESCO World Heritage Site within the Royal Borough of Greenwich. In just a few minutes, you can drive into London to take in all that the city has to offer.

Greenwich Highlights

In England, Greenwich is a royal borough and outer borough of London. This town is in the historic county of Kent, located on the south bank of the River Thames. The green spaces and naval connections in Greenwich make it an attractive place. Below are some highlights that Greenwich city has been showing forages.

1. Culture and Creativity

Culture and creativity have been closely associated with Greenwich for many years. There are an array of contemporary artworks on the River Thames and in Greenwich's outdoor spaces, in addition to the Queen's House and National Maritime Museum.

2. The Architecture of London

For hundreds of years, old castles dot the countryside of London, along with thousand-foot high skyscrapers. There is a touch of modernity mixed with elements of the medieval. Unlike any other country on earth, the city skylines feature traces of Gothic, Baroque, and Neo-Futuristic architectural styles. Discover the must-see architecture of England, from iconic landmarks to hidden gems. Some famous architectural examples are – Windsor Castle, Old Royal Naval College, and more.

3. Sports and Leisure

You can try all kinds of sports in Greenwich, regardless of your fitness level.Greenwich played a central role in the Olympic and Paralympic Games of London 2012. Modern pentathlon and equestrian events were held in Greenwich Park. At the same time, shooting and archery took place at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich and basketball at The O2.Whether you want to try something new, start with one of Greenwich's many sports, or you are an avid fitness fanatic, Greenwich has a wide range of sports to choose from.Greenwich has a vast outdoor pool and driving range with a view of Canary Wharf.  Are you planning to visit during the winter? It’s possible to enjoy an ice rink set in the middle of a World Heritage Site while you take in some of the most iconic buildings.

4. Breweries

There are many good microbreweries in South London, and there will be more in and around the Royal Borough of Greenwich as time goes on. Meantime Brewing Company in East Greenwich is the most famous brewery in the area. As a global brand, the Meantime Brewery also features "The Tasting Rooms," where the latest and most limited beers can be tasted fresh from the tanks. For those interested in seeing how the brewery works before trying some of the fantastic brews, this Greenwich brewery tour followed by a tasting of a selection of beers will be right up your alley!

Interesting Spots to Visit in Greenwich

Greenwich offers plenty of things and exciting spots to visit. So, before cruising or after , take a tour of Greenwich. You can see the Royal Observatory, where the world’s clocks are set, or enjoy the excellent National Maritime Museum. Apart from these , below are some major exciting spots to visit.

1. Take a walkable tour to Royal Greenwich

During the walk, you will experience the sights of the famous CuttySark, the world's only remaining tea clipper, and the Greenwich Market, renowned for its combination of street food and arts and crafts. Afterward, head to St. Alfege Church, dedicated to a dead archbishop of Canterbury (also baptized here by Henry VIII in 1532). Then, head to the first classical building in England, the Queen's House. Also, don't forget to see the National Maritime Museum, the largest nautical museum in the world, and the Old Royal Naval College, an architectural gem in Maritime Greenwich, before boarding.

2. Tower Bridge

The Tower Bridge was built in 1894 with Neo-Gothic towers and blue suspension struts. Even today, it remains a very functional crossing, even if it is far from being just a sight to behold. Water was fed into steam engines when the bridge was built to raise the roadway. It allowed ships to pass through the River Thames. The bridge has changed over time, but it is presented several times daily to allow pleasure boats to pass. Learn the bridge's history and cultural impact on the city as you explore everything from the Victorian Engine Rooms to the high-level walkways. Get a glimpse of the working bridge below by stepping onto the tower's glass floor!  

3. Local Ancient Market

The vibrant Greenwich Market is the most ancient market, where all local traders have traded for centuries. It is a covered market with an elegant entrance and cobblestone flooring. The market hosts dozens of uniquedesigner shops, vintage and handmade clothing sellers, and street food vendors that offer a tempting range of tasty treats from around the world. One can consider it an essential stop for any Greenwich shopping itinerary. It is just within walking distance from the CuttySark.

4. The CuttySark

Greenwich has many attractions, including the CuttySark, which is a beautiful boat. Her modern design made her the fastest ship in Scotland in 1869. It was built in 1859 as a tea clipper to transport tea from China to Britain in the quickest time possible - it is the only one remaining in existence today. You can learn more about the ship's history on a visit to The CuttySark, including how the ship was previously used to clip wool, spent a year in Portugal and served as a training ship in Kent. Since the 1950s, the boat has been moored at Greenwich next to the River Thames. Still, between 2007 and 2012, it was raised three meters off the water for renovation, which allowed visitors to see the entire boat.

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